The table below looks at the statistics for the Middleware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware Engineer
Rank 596 565 546
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Engineer 13 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.031% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.034% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
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£538 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £433 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £473 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £508 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Middleware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 10 £525 +16.66% 3
London +10 8 £538 +19.44% 2
City of London +10 4 £558 +20.80% 1
South East -25 2 £400 -
Wales - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Middleware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Middleware
2 19 (76.00%) Linux
3 15 (60.00%) Java
4 12 (48.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) WebSphere
6 10 (40.00%) UNIX
7 9 (36.00%) Apache
7 9 (36.00%) Solaris
7 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (32.00%) TIBCO
8 8 (32.00%) IBM
8 8 (32.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (28.00%) JBoss
10 6 (24.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) DMZ
10 6 (24.00%) Firewall
10 6 (24.00%) Validation
10 6 (24.00%) Load Balancing
10 6 (24.00%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 5 (20.00%) Sun
12 4 (16.00%) Identity Management
12 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 4 (16.00%) Drools
12 4 (16.00%) Perl
12 4 (16.00%) Python
12 4 (16.00%) Low Latency
12 4 (16.00%) Apache Camel
12 4 (16.00%) Solace

Middleware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (44.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (36.00%) Apache
3 7 (28.00%) JBoss
4 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (8.00%) WildFly
6 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DMZ
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
1 6 (24.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) Multicast
3 2 (8.00%) AMQP
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
4 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.00%) WhereScape RED
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Introscope
General
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) Middleware
2 8 (32.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (16.00%) Drools
3 4 (16.00%) Apache Camel
3 4 (16.00%) SailPoint
4 3 (12.00%) Ultra Messaging
4 3 (12.00%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (8.00%) SOAP
5 2 (8.00%) Web Services
5 2 (8.00%) XML
5 2 (8.00%) XSLT
5 2 (8.00%) .NET
5 2 (8.00%) WSDL
5 2 (8.00%) REST
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Open Source
3 2 (8.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) UNIX
4 9 (36.00%) Solaris
4 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
1 6 (24.00%) Validation
1 6 (24.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.00%) Identity Management
2 4 (16.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (12.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) SOA
4 2 (8.00%) Line Management
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) Perl
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) C
3 3 (12.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) TIBCO
1 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (20.00%) Sun
3 4 (16.00%) Solace
4 3 (12.00%) MuleSoft
4 3 (12.00%) Informatica
5 2 (8.00%) CA
5 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.00%) Tableau
6 1 (4.00%) Siebel
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Greenplum